Delivering public benefit: new CIfA professional practice paper

This Professional Practice Paper has been developed in collaboration with colleagues at HS2 and Sadie Watson MCIfA. It is our shared view that archaeological work should deliver real, engaging and innovative public benefit.

The Professional Practice Paper sets out the rationale for putting public benefit at the heart of all archaeological work. This is based on recent and emerging research and grounded in our ethical obligations as professional archaeologists. 

Using a range of case studies, it also provides practical advice and suggestions for doing so. These range from high-profile public projects to small-scale, privately funded developments. Further case studies can aslo be found on the Delivering public benefit from archaeology pages on the website.